Texas Rangers at New York Mets 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Rafael Montero
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Rafael Montero for the Mets.
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Texas opens at +107 while New York opens at -117. The Rangers have a 50-59-2 over/under record and a 61-50-0 run line mark. The Mets are 45-64-0 against the run line and have a 63-35-11 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-59-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 61-50-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 63-35-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 45-64-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/24/17 P Tyson Ross Blister 10-day DL (07/24)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/07/17 P Chris Flexen Finger is upgraded to probable next start Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
07/28/17 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/24/17 P Zack Wheeler Arm 10-day DL (07/23)
07/08/17 CF Brandon Nimmo Lung 10-day DL (07/08)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/16/17 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 53-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 39 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 334 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 978 base hits and 493 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 375 batters and struck out 787. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 91 hits this season in 372 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 95. Elvis Andrus is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Rangers have 891 hits, including 166 doubles and 171 home runs. Texas has walked 356 times so far this season and they have struck out 1012 times as a unit. They have left 667 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 545 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 49-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.78, Rafael Montero has a 1-7 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 78 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 403 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1051 base knocks and 538 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 950 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .324. He has 104 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 400 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 119. Michael Conforto is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 93 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .564. The Mets as a unit have 931 base hits, including 195 doubles and 160 homers. New York has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 855 occasions. They have had 727 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 512 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -117
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